The American folk song “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” that counts down from “99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer, take one down, pass it around, 98 bottles of beer on the wall…” is a popular time-passer during long car rides. But while kids typically sing this ditty, multi-cultural consumers in the United States and around the world are singing the praises and reaching for HEINEKEN USA’s premium lagers and hard ciders like never before.
Global campaign invites consumers to learn about the brand’s history
February 29, 2016
Heineken unveiled a new integrated global marketing campaign called There's More Behind the Star. The brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA is inviting consumers to discover the authentic stories that are the foundation of the global brand, it says.
360-degree program offers on-premise, digital components
January 18, 2016
A subsidiary of Heineken International BV, White Plains-N.Y.-based Heineken USA’s Heineken Premium Lager is pairing up with UEFA Champions League (UCL) and Major League Soccer (MLS) beginning March 1 for Heineken’s fully integrated, 360-degree retail and on-premise Soccer is Here program. The program encourages legal-drinking-age fans to choose Heineken for all of their soccer viewing activities, the company says. National TV, digital partnerships, social support, account activation and a consumer sweepstakes rewarding shoppers for every minute of every UCL and MLS match, will drive consumer engagement and increase consideration and sales of Heineken throughout the program, it adds.
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Beverage company partnered with Gratafy to offer thousands of rewards
September 2, 2015
Today, New York-based Heineken USA announced a new partnership with experiential marketing platform, Gratafy, to give complimentary beers to consumers 21 and older in select markets via Facebook and Twitter. The campaign aims to connect fans in social settings through social media in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Houston by offering a free Heineken, Heineken Light or Dos Equis at restaurants and bars partnered with Gratafy.
As beer consumers have been looking to trade up and explore new flavors, the imported beer segment has been enjoying growth. In fact, the imported beer segment grew about 8.4 percent in dollar sales in the 52 weeks ending Dec. 28, 2014, in channels measured by Chicago-based Information Resources Inc.
Brand expands through Summer Best Tasting Light campaign
June 3, 2015
Heineken Light, a brand of Heineken USA, New York, N.Y., announced that this summer, the brand’s Best Tasting Light 360 degree program will inspire LDA+ shoppers to set a new standard for their summer gatherings by choosing Heineken Light as their go-to light beer, the company says. National TV, digital and web activations, social support and retail and on-premise activation will help shift the light beer conversation back where it belongs – taste – to drive trial and incremental sales of superior tasting, higher margin Heineken Light, it says.
The June 2016 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story on Kalil Bottling, as well as articles about premium and specialty teas, the Top 100 Beverage Companies of 2015, and Alacran Tequila. Check it out today!